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Fitbit Or FitFail? Are Wearable Activity Monitors Really Worth It?

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Wearable lifestyle activity monitors are all the rage right now in the health community. Those who are interested and committed love to record their stats on devices like Fitbit and then...

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2014-09-03 23:03:43

The Hector P. Garcia, M.D. Awards ceremony and luncheon will be held on Sept. 19, 2014. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce the Hector P. Garcia, M.D. Awards ceremony and luncheon, to be held at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas at noon on Sept. 19. Dr. David L. Callender, President of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) and the Hispanic Center of Excellence are...

2014-08-21 23:01:40

PHA On the Road is a free full-day regional education forum that delivers much needed PH education and support to patients and families in areas close to home. Silver Spring, Md. (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Pulmonary Hypertension Association goes on the road to Houston with an Education Forum for PH patients and families to help fight rare lung disease. Who:    The Pulmonary Hypertension Association – the country’s leading pulmonary hypertension association that works...

2014-06-11 23:09:41

Wayne County positioned as national model for implementing effective psychiatric care Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 A quality improvement project developed by Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG) clinicians to reduce inpatient psychiatric admissions in area hospitals could save the state’s “Healthy Michigan” newly-expanded Medicaid program $7.5 million a year. Key findings:     The...

2014-05-08 23:14:02

Manohar Alloju, MD Welcomed to His New Role Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room, the largest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms in the United States, named Manohar Alloju, MD as the Facility Medical Director of its Spring facility. “We are proud to have Dr. Alloju leading our Spring facility,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. After graduating from the University of Texas, Dr. Alloju...

2014-04-23 09:47:27

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network have identified a link between stillbirth and either restricted or excessive fetal growth. Findings from the study are online in the April 22 issue of PLOS Medicine. Using a new approach developed by the network to estimate gestational age in stillborn babies, Dr. Radek Bukowski, lead researcher and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UTMB, and his colleagues evaluated 663...

2014-04-17 15:37:43

Texas researchers recommend new early colorectal cancer screening guidelines for young cervical cancer survivors Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston are the first to recommend that young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer should begin colorectal cancer screening earlier than traditionally recommended. The UTMB researchers, finding a high incidence of secondary colorectal cancers among cervical cancer survivors treated with radiation, offer...

2014-03-31 09:41:18

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston by growing vaginal skin cells outside the body and studying the way they interact with "good and bad" bacteria, think they may be able to better identify the good bacteria that protect women from HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections. The health of the human vagina depends on a symbiotic/mutually beneficial relationship with "good" bacteria that live on its surface feeding on products produced by vaginal...

2014-02-24 12:26:24

Partnership with Supply Chain Achieves 1,360% Identified Savings ROI COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shriners Hospitals for Children, based in Tampa, Florida, has renewed a strategic agreement with MEMdata covering all 22 locations in the health care system. The business relationship between Shriners Hospitals for Children and MEMdata, with roots dating back to 2001 with a single hospital, has grown to include all locations as well as select equipment planning...

Human Lungs Grown In The Lab
2014-02-17 11:07:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Medical researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have announced the development of the first-ever human lungs grown in a laboratory. While the lungs may not be ready for transplant in humans for a decade or more, the advancement could eventually resolve the shortages being faced by many patients in need of a new lung. “The most exciting part is to shorten the time people have to wait for an organ transplant,” said...

2014-02-05 08:26:21

Mitte will use his story of receiving treatment for cerebral palsy at Shriners Hospitals for Children to help other families learn more about the care available and to encourage public support of the organization. TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shriners Hospitals for Children(®) is pleased to announce former patient and award-winning actor RJ Mitte as a national Love to the rescue Ambassador(TM) for their 2014 Love to the rescue(® )campaign. Mitte will share his...


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